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Manchester protesters stood for free speech
by Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller
The piece "Anti-Muslim hate comes to Coffee County" was a wildly inaccurate and defamatory mischaracterization of the free speech protest on June 4. Nathan Lean, who was not present, relied on negative press reports to paint a lurid picture of a mob of thugs where in reality there was a large number of patriots determined to resist the erosion of the freedom of speech.
We were there to protest the intended criminalization of free speech – which was the unmistakable intent of the event hosted by U.S. Attorney Bill Killian and FBI special agent Kenneth Moore. The propaganda campaign by the media and Islamic supremacist groups to obscure this only brings it out more vividly. To portray our protest as against "muslim outreach" is absurd: there are Muslim outreach events all over the country on a regular basis. We've never protested any of them. This one had nothing to do with genuine Muslim outreach and everything to do with aiding in the imposition in the U.S. of Islam's blasphemy laws forbidding criticism of Islam.
The protesters turned out in such unexpectedly high numbers because they knew that truthful and accurate exploration of Islam's violent teachings has been deemed "inflammatory" by both Muslim groups and the Obama regime — and that leaves us unable to examine the motives and goals of jihad terrorists, or to defend ourselves adequately against them. That's why everyone was so upset with Killian and Moore – but Lean appears intent on obscuring that fact with offensive charges against us.
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